Linsanity: Here, There, Everywhere

“Lift our team up in prayer — that I would play with a completely surrendered heart to God. The higher the stakes, the more I tend to try to hold on/stress/worry rather than trust God that no matter what happens He is in control and has a perfect plan.” Jeremy Lin expressed that  prayer after…

Al Horford, Boston

Accompanying the first great spending spree in NBA free agency history is a recent trend towards position-less basketball.  The Golden State Warriors winning the 2015 title while starting 6’7 Draymond Green at center had the league scrambling for players like Green who are versatile and fit anywhere in the lineup.  The ability to switch between…

Dwight Howard Was Right

The divisive, tantalizing center Dwight Howard has signed a free agent deal with the Atlanta Hawks. He said he wanted max money and he got it, so Dwight Howard was right. The haters were wrong, the ones who said he’d never be paid what he wanted.  The 6’11” center and double-double machine was looking for…

The Short Goodbye

Kevin Durant leaves OKC for a team OKC should have beaten in the playoffs. We discuss… OKC is now part of the I left you club. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks lost transformational players to teams on a coast. LeBron, Shaq and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar left the teams that drafted them for California…

It’s Mad Love for Boban, the Serbian Sledgehammer

On Saturday January 27,  the Spurs were on their way to another blowout victory on their home floor—this one extra sweet as the instate rival Houston Rockets were in town. Some fans made a dash for the exits, but those who remained were fixated on the scorer’s table.  A murmur began to permeate throughout the crowd:…

Mike Conley, Everyone is Watching

During the recent NBA draft, ESPN analyst Jay Williams was presenting a segment on the difficulty  defending the great point guards of the league. Stephen Curry, the two-time reigning MVP, was left off an infographic entitled ‘Elite Point Guards’. The graphic contained Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry, Isaiah…

Harrison Barnes and the $95 Million Gut Check

If a player’s status is dependent upon his achievement in the NBA playoffs, then Harrison Barnes was an abject failure in 2015-16. Barnes June swoon of a performance has attached labels to him of overrated, soft and not a max player. Shrugging the criticism off like unnecessary dirt on his suit, is Mark Cuban. He…